106.7 The Fan All News 99.1 WNEW CBS Sports Radio 1580

Obama Says ‘Disquiet’ Breeds Political Cynicism

View Comments
US President Barack Obama's armored limo is seen outside the home of Alan F. Horn, chairman of Walt Disney Studios, during a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser May 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Obama will attend the fund raisers and the USC Shoah Foundation dinner while in the area. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama’s armored limo is seen outside the home of Alan F. Horn, chairman of Walt Disney Studios, during a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser May 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Obama will attend the fund raisers and the USC Shoah Foundation dinner while in the area. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Latest News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama says disquiet and a sense of frustration in the country are fueling cynicism about government that could hurt Democratic turnout in the November elections.

In a sober political assessment, Obama tells Democratic donors he feels a sense of urgency about the election and needs the Senate to remain Democratic. Republicans have a chance to win control of the Senate this year.

The president says that when Democrats get discouraged, they don’t vote.

Obama spoke at the Los Angeles home of Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn before about 90 contributors who paid from $10,000 to $32,400 to attend. Among those attending were Hollywood luminaries Barbra Streisand and her husband, James Brolin, and Jeffrey Katzenberg

Obama is holding five fundraisers for the Democratic Party during a three-day California swing.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,606 other followers